Later Skater

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Later Skater
Later Skater from Mario Party 5
Later Skater from Mario Party: The Top 100
Later Skater from Mario Party Superstars.
Appears in Mario Party 5
Mario Party: The Top 100
Mario Party Superstars
Type 4-Player minigame
Initial record 45"00 (Mario Party 5)
1'00"00 (Mario Party: The Top 100 and Mario Party Superstars)
Music track Rolling About
Music sample
Mario Party 5:

Mario Party: The Top 100:

Mario Party Superstars:

Later Skater is a 4-Player minigame found in Mario Party 5, Mario Party: The Top 100, and Mario Party Superstars. Its name is a pun on the phrase "Later, gator" or "Later, hater."


Players attempt to complete five laps by skating around the ice rink in a counterclockwise fashion. Players have to be careful not to hit the side or the center of the ice rink or the walls, as they will slow them down. It is not possible to steer the player in a way that would make them go clockwise. The first player who does five laps wins, and a new record may be set by any human player, as long as the time taken is faster than the previous record. If five or three minutes pass in Mario Party 5 or Mario Party Superstars, respectively, the minigame ends in a draw.

In Mario Party 5, this minigame appears as the second-to-last minigame in Mini-Game Decathlon. Here, the players' objective is to finish five laps as fast as possible to earn as many points as possible, up to 1,000. The default record for this minigame in Mini-Game Decathlon is 40 seconds. The minigame ends once all players finish or if one minute 30 seconds pass. It also appears as the third minigame in Mario Party: The Top 100's Half Decathlon.


Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Control Stick – Turn (left/right)
  • A Button – Go forward

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Hold A Button: Forward
  • Circle Pad Left while holding A Button: Turn left
  • Circle Pad Right while holding A Button: Turn right

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Control Stick (Left and Right) – Turn
  • Hold A Button to Move Forward

In-game text[edit]

Mario Party 5[edit]

  • Rules"Speed-skate around the short track. Whoever completes five laps first wins."
  • Advice"Avoid the walls and inner lane-marker. They will slow you down considerably!"

Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

  • Description"It's a race! Be the first to finish 5 laps around the rink!"
  • On-screen"Skate 5 laps quickly!"

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • "Be the first to finish five laps around the rink. Try your best not to lose speed!"


See also[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スケートレース
Sukēto Rēsu
Skate Race

Dutch Rondjes schaatsen
Skating laps
French L'Anneau de Vitesse
The Speed Ring
German Kratzende Kufen
Scratching runners
Italian Corsa scivolosa
Slippery race
Korean 쇼트 트랙 레이스
Shoteu Teuraek Reiseu
Short Track Race

Portuguese Gelocistas
Portmanteau of gelo (ice) and velocistas (speedsters)
Russian Конькобежцы

Spanish Patinaje sobre hielo
Ice Skating